Blog Articles, tagged with: Government

Home Care in Budget 2017


MS Ireland joins other NGOs in calling for the Government to invest in home care in Budget 2017 A group of Ireland’s leading not for profit organisations and campaigners came together today to call for increased investment in home care in Budget 2017.  The majority of people coping w...

Published by MS Ireland on Tuesday September 27 2016 02:15 PM

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New Drug Pricing Deal


On 20th July, the Government announced details of a new agreement with the Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association (IPHA) on the supply of medicines that will reduce the costs paid by the HSE. It is estimated that the new agreement will save €600 million in total over four years. Ministe...

Published by MS Ireland on Friday July 29 2016 04:30 PM

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The General Election- One MSer’s Perspective


What will the 2016 Campaign hold for the MS Community? “Maybe?” Please excuse the lack of a more thoughtful word to describe my doubt when I think of Ireland’s upcoming election. I’m part of a 9,000 minds-strong community, yet we matter as if we were nil. The illness we...

Published by Willeke Van Eeckhoutte on Monday February 08 2016 10:05 AM

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DFI Pre Budget Submission 2016


No recovery without us Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI) is urging the Government to use the upcoming budget to leave a positive legacy for people with disabilities. While there is genuine relief that the economy is recovering, the 600,000 people with disabilities do not consider themselve...

Published by Disability Federation Ireland (DFI) on Wednesday July 29 2015 09:53 AM

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The story to date Fampyra is an oral drug used for the symptomatic treatment of walking impairment in adults with MS. Since July 1st 2014 Fampyra has only been available to patients at a personal cost of between €200 - €400 per month, a cost which is prohibitive to most of those who ha...

Published by MS Ireland on Thursday May 07 2015 09:15 AM

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Irish Healthcare Firm Launches Campaign to Change Medical Cannabis Law


Medical Cannabis remains illegal in Ireland despite government promises An Irish healthcare company has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to raise funds to lobby the Irish government to change the laws on medical cannabis. GreenLight Health, a medical cannabis research and developme...

Published by Greenlight Health on Thursday March 26 2015 08:45 AM

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Medical Card System Reform


Minister for Health Leo Varadkar and Minister for Primary and Social Care Kathleen Lynch announce changes to the medical card system Following our recent survey on medical cards and submitting our analysis to the Health Service Exective (HSE), MS Ireland is cautiously welcoming the recent announ...

Published by MS Ireland on Wednesday November 26 2014 10:49 AM

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SSNO funding restored

MINISTER KELLY RESTORES FUNDING TO HEALTH, DISABILITY & OTHER ORGANISATIONS UNDER SSNO SCHEME The Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Alan Kelly TD announced today (18 July, 2014) that funding is being restored to a number of health, disability and other organisat...

Published by Department of Environment on Friday July 18 2014 03:43 PM

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DFI: Restore SSNO funding


DFI Calls On Government to Restore SSNO Funding to Disability Organisations The Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI) today called on Government to restore €1.2 million in funding lost to 26 disability organisations before the commencement of summer recess in the Oireachtas tomorrow. 26...

Published by DFI on Thursday July 17 2014 09:46 AM

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Cuts to funding


Disability organisations speak out against cuts Each of the 26 disability organisations - including MS Ireland - who applied for the Scheme to Support National Organisations (SSNO) have had their funding denied. The annual Department of the Environment scheme provides essential funding...

Published by MS Ireland on Monday July 14 2014 11:12 AM

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